Under the direction of the Book Manager, serves as a book buyer during Washington and Lee's on-campus textbook buybacks. Looks up book values for customers in the computer system, assesses condition, tabulates totals, and pays out cash to students participating in the book buyback. Performs basic accounting and cashiering functions with handling cash and completing transactions. Lifts, sorts, and boxes books throughout each day.
The successful candidate will work seasonally, first overseeing the University Store's December buyback in mid-December, and then having the opportunity to oversee three additional buybacks in April and May.
STATUS: Part-Time, Without Benefits, Seasonal WORK HOURS: During each buyback period, the buyer will work daily from roughly 8:30am to 6pm. Each buyback period lasts between 4 and 9 days. FLSA: Non-Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $15.00 / hour
Essential and Related Functions:
Operates the cash register.
Buys textbooks from students.
Explains the process to customers.
Interfaces with University Store full-time staff on setup, breakdown, accounting, and to resolve any issues that arise.
Additional related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma (or equivalent) required. Must have strong verbal communication skills, work ethic, and attention to detail. Excellent customer service required. Retail experience is preferred but not required.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occasionally occur inside and outside.
Type of Work:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Resume and cover letter are optional, but preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please provide names and contact information for three professional references on the application form.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.